Despite taking only 16 seconds to dispose of Alexis Davis at UFC 175, reigning bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (pictured) didn’t escape the one-sided shootout unscathed.
UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told Yahoo! Sports that Rousey broke her right hand while pummeling Davis in the dome on Saturday night.
Rousey didn’t address her fractured haymaker at the post-fight press conference, but her right hand was bandaged up because she ruptured a cyst that required nine stitches. Once again, courtesy of Davis’ face.
The injury woes don’t end there for the UFC’s biggest superstar. Rousey also revealed at the presser that she will need minor surgery on her right knee to fix a problem that’s been lingering since her judo days.
No word on how long the various injuries will keep Rousey on the pine.
One thing’s for sure, Rousey is in no condition to serve as a last-minute substitute to save UFC 176. Fertitta said they had discussed with Rousey and her team about the possibility of her making a quick turnaround and headlining the August 2 card, but those talks were preliminary and nothing materialized.
A rematch between featherweight king Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes was slated to headline UFC 176. However, Aldo withdrew last week due to a neck and shoulder injury. The UFC “postponed” the show yesterday because they were unable to finalize a new main event worthy of the occasion.